Launch of BMJ Author Services in collaboration with Editage

(15 February 2019)  Healthcare knowledge provider BMJ has partnered with Editage to offer language editing and translation services to medical researchers who seek to publish in healthcare science journals.

BMJ Author Services will enable medical researchers across the globe to clearly communicate their research, potentially in one of BMJ’s 70 medical and allied science journal titles.

As specialists in the field for over 16 years, Editage has been a trusted adviser to academic and publishing communities worldwide. BMJ Author Services, powered by Editage, offers services to assist researchers with crucial aspects pertaining to the pre-submission stage in the publication process, including language editing and professional translation services.

In a recent survey conducted by Editage titled Author Perspectives on Academic Publishing, a substantially high number of participants from ESL countries admitted to facing “moderate to extreme difficulty” with written English proficiency. Considering the significantly increasing research output from non-native English-speaking countries, this partnership aims to encourage researchers worldwide to submit their research for publication with full confidence.

David Allen at BMJ said: “We believe that a lack of English language proficiency must never be a barrier to publication of well-conducted research. The best science must always be able to reach the global audience it deserves, whatever the mother tongue of the researchers who made the discovery, and we are delighted to be working with Editage to fully support researchers through this process.”

Nikesh Gosalia, Director, Publisher & Academic Relations at Editage, said, “It’s a pleasure to collaborate with a prestigious healthcare knowledge provider like BMJ. Language barriers have for long been a huge factor hindering the progress of non-native English-speaking researchers. I’m certain that this collaboration will help thousands of researchers realize their dreams of publishing in prestigious medical journals.

For the full press release, see here.